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Here you can talk about the joy owning a Volvo 480 brings. Non-technical discussions take place here, like what is the difference between an ES and a S version.

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fathermaguire
480 Newbie
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Location: Lincoln, England

Hello

Post by fathermaguire » Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:24 am

Just wanted to say hello to everyone on the forum. Been an admirer of the Volvo 480 for some time until 6 weeks ago when i finally bought one. Was sold to me with several problems including stuttering while accelerating, a popup bracket damaged and the light being kept upright by a piece of wood, drivers side wing mirror smashed off etc. So straight off I knew alot of my time would be taken by restoring this car to some sort of glory. Slowly but surely have replaced the wing mirror, headlight brackets, sorted the stuttering and going through afew other things. I have to say from all the cars i've ever owned and i've had 20 plus i've never felt the fervour I have for the others like i do the 480. Got my weekend down to cleaning the ICV, setting the headlights correct and afew other minor jobs. Loving it, I will most definitely be keeping the faith. :rofl:
When theres always biscuits in the tin wheres the fun in biscuits

ted clutch
Advanced 480 rookie
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Joined: Mon May 04, 2009 2:53 pm

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Post by ted clutch » Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:36 am

when you do the tickover.block the iac pipe and set the throttle plate at 950 rpm.then unblock.

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B18FT - LOVER
Knows an Aerodeck isn't a 480
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Location: Barnstaple

Post by B18FT - LOVER » Fri Jun 12, 2009 5:43 pm

Not sure what father ted is on about :rofl: :rofl: lol..

But hello and welcome matey, great site here so use it wisely, i have plenty of 480 spares and if they arnt gone soon it's going to the scrap yard as i need the space, engine and loom has gone but the rest remains so pm me if you need any thing bud...

B18FT - LOVER......... aka Rob... ;)

Darkstar32
Started learning about 480
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Location: Livingston

Post by Darkstar32 » Sat Jun 13, 2009 10:36 am

Welcome and I agree that anything I needed to know or help is found from this superb forum, and members.

ted clutch
Advanced 480 rookie
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Post by ted clutch » Sat Jun 13, 2009 11:10 am

they can idle really lumpy if the throttle plate is set wrong.people always think its the iac cleaning.on basic idle the stab valve should be closed.

fathermaguire
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Post by fathermaguire » Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:42 pm

Just a quick update on my weekend work a while back, cleaning the ICV has worked a treat. Took afew wash a go's as per the superb instructions on this site and it has ticked over 100% better since. Still not got the headlights quite right but as good as they are going to get for the time being.
When theres always biscuits in the tin wheres the fun in biscuits

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lee
480 Is my middle name
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Post by lee » Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:11 pm

if you ever get stuck i now have 2 workshops one in doncaster and one in sheffield/worksop area.

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